Ayamna – Atlantis The Palm

The stairs to Ayamna, Atlantis the Palm, Dubai
Ayamna Interiors, Atlantis the Palm, Dubai

Lebanese cuisine has been one my favourites and here’s a restaurant that defines fine dining. A beautiful setup to impress any of your guests that has a touch of elegance and style. Strangely, the restaurant is only open during the evenings from 07:00pm and closes early as well(by 11:30pm on weekends). Through out our dinner we enjoyed live music and also witnessed a belly dance. Besides the Ala carte menu, they also offer set menus starting from AED 300.

Ayamna Interiors, Atlantis the Palm, Dubai
Washroom – Ayamna Interiors, Atlantis the Palm, Dubai
Waiting Area – Ayamna Interiors, Atlantis the Palm, Dubai

Ayamna Interiors, Atlantis the Palm, Dubai
Ayamna Interiors, Atlantis the Palm, Dubai
Private Dining area – Ayamna Interiors, Atlantis the Palm, Dubai

From the moment you step into Ayamna, you will be fascinated with their exquisite interiors. The stairs of Ayamna is simply elegant and graceful. The restaurant is actually located downstairs and it feels very special to be going down the grand stairs like the king and Queen. There was also a neat waiting area.

Complimentary hot breads
Hommous Bil Lahem – AED 48 -Puree of chickpeas with tahini, sautéed lamb leg and roasted pine nuts

We started with Hummus that was covered with sauteed lamb and roasted pine nuts. Along with it came warm thick fluffy breads. Together they were a great start to our dinner at Ayamna. The hummus was definitely one of the best you can ask for and the freshly made hot breads could be enjoyed even when it’s cold.

Grilled Halloumi – AED 48 – Topped with tomatoes, Lebanese black olives and fresh basil
Freekeh Salad – AED 48 – Wheat, capsicum, onion, fava beans, pomegranate, olive oil and lemon juice
Spinach Bil Zeit – AED 48 – Sautéed Spinach with garlic, Red Capsicum crispy onions and olive oil

The salads and the spinach never tasted so good. I just loved it. Firstly they present it so well and then they taste really good. The vegetarian starters were presented so well with an excellent dressing and top quality, you just have to appreciate it. I would honestly want to try more of their greens here.

Lebanese Fish Tajeen – AED 53 – Grilled sea bass fillet with tahini, capsicum, tomato, onion, garlic, roasted pine nuts and olive oil
Shrimps Kunafa – AED 100 -Deep fried marinated zaatar prawns, wrap with kunafa dough and saffron tahini Sauce

They had some mesmerizing starters. We definitely didn’t want to miss out ordering their most famous starter which was the shrimps kunafa. You dip in that saffron tahini sauce and nothing like this one. As these prawns are deep fried they come crisp and loved every bite. The shrimps kunafa is also supposed to be the Chef’s no. 1 seller at Ayamna. The Lebanese Fish Tajeen was not as impressive as I expected, was not suited to my taste.

Mixed Grill – AED 165 – Lamb Brochette, Kofta, shish Taouk, Arayes and lamb chops
Baked Meat Balls – AED 80 – Minced lamb with parsley, cherry compote, onion, tomato, garlic, potatoes, in rich tomato sauce and pine nuts

The Mixed grill came presented fancy with heat coming from the below charcoal and fire. The mixed grill was like any other mixed grill, so nothing really different here.

Lebanese Kunafa – AED 48 – Kunafa dough with sweet cheese, sugar syrup and pistachios
Apricot Vanilla Muhalabiya – AED 53 -Apricot nectar, pistachio cream, almond

For the desserts you should not miss the Muhalabiya, it was one of a kind. It could be an all time favorite Muhalabiya for me, The touch of apricot nectar on the Muhalabiya really gave the dessert a zest. The Cheese kunafa was ok, it wasn’t anywhere close to the greatness of their Apricot vanilla Muhalabiya.

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